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VIII Air Support Command 6

28 July 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

18 B-26s from 323BG are despatched to bomb the cocke ovens as Zeebrugge, Holland. 17 are effective on the target. 3 are damaged. No losses of claims.

Mission details

1.

Description

DIVERSION

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Diversion towards Holland for Zeebrugge raid.

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped None
Number of aircraft Sent 18
Number of aircraft Effective 18

2. ZEEBRUGGE

Description

STEEL WORKS - COKE OVENS

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

No fighter escort for this mission.

Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 16.50
Number of aircraft Sent 18
Number of aircraft Effective 17
Number of aircraft Damaged 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2015 19:17:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-May-2015. Added Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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